Monday

Elementary Parent Cue Jan. 14-20

WEEK TWO:

LUKE 11:1-4
Model Prayer
SAY THIS:

Practice praying
to God.
DO THIS:

MEAL TIME


Q & A for kids: Would you rather practice the recorder for an hour every day for the rest of your life, or listen to someone else practice the recorder for an hour every day for the rest of your life?
Q & A for parents: When you were my age, did you play an instrument, sport, or do another activity that required a lot of practice?

REMEMBER THIS:
“Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.”
1 Timothy 4:8, NIrV
LIFE APP:  
COMMITMENT – Making a plan and putting it into practice


This Week in InsideOut


THIS WEEK’S LESSON: THE FIRST 5!



IN THE CAR:
Ask your child what they learned about this week on the drive home:
The first five books of the Bible tell us how the world began, what God expects of us
(the law), and how God put a plan in action to set things right.
Genesis 17:1-8, God’s Covenant with Abraham

HANGING OUT:
Make this week’s lesson real:
Ask the kids to teach you the hand motions they learned to help them remember the
first five books of the Bible.

AT DINNER:
Here are some great discussion starters:
- What are the first five books of the Bible about?
- What promise did God make to Abraham?
- What are the first five books?

AT BEDTIME:
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse:
“God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is
useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is
useful for training us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIrV)

PARENT TIME:
What you need to know:
The first five books of the Bible are books of history. Their story is just the beginning of
the greater story of the Bible. Encourage your kids to practice reciting the book names,
and spend some time reading from these books with them.
NEWS
Have your kids bring their Bibles to InsideOut and Sunday School!
From Parent Cue:

MAKE IT PERSONAL



This is an excerpt from the Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof


A crucial link exists between your ability to parent and your personal growth.
When it comes to character and faith, your kids are watching you in a way they might not watch you in other pursuits. Because it’s so personal, you can’t do faith and character for your kids. There’s another factor at work. If it’s not in you, they know it. When it comes to spiritual and character formation, your journey impacts them deeply. If you want it to be in them, it needs to be in you.
As you read this, your anxiety level is probably rising. You feel like you can’t possibly measure up. If you were to level with your kids about your fears, your inconsistencies, or even how shaky your faith is on some days, you’d feel like you were admitting defeat.
But that’s a perfect picture mindset . . .
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Elementary Parent Cue Jan. 7-13

WEEK ONE:

MATTHEW 7:24-27
Sand & Rock
SAY THIS:

Practice hearing and doing what God says.
DO THIS:

BED TIME


Read Matthew 7:24-27. Share with each other what you think it means to build your life on a foundation of rock rather than a foundation of sand. “Building on the rock,” takes two steps. You’ve gotta hear what God says and then you’ve got to act and put God’s words into practice. Pick one thing you know God has said and choose some ways you can put that into practice this week.
REMEMBER THIS:
LIFE APP:  
COMMITMENT – Making a plan and putting it into practice
“Training the body has some value. But being godly has value in every way. It promises help for the life you are now living and the life to come.”
1 Timothy 4:8, NIrV

This Week in InsideOut


THIS WEEK’S LESSON: TAKE UP YOUR SWORD!

BOTTOM LINE:
God wants us to know what’s in the Bible and where to find it.

OBJECTIVE:
Kids will learn how many books are in the Bible (66), how many are in the Old
Testament (39) and how many are in the New Testament (27).

KEY PASSAGE:
Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17

MEMORY VERSE:
“God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It
is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again.
It is useful for training us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIrV)

SUMMARY:
God says the Bible is like a sword. Just like a sword takes practice to use, we need to
practice using God’s Word. One of the ways we can do that is by knowing what God
has included in the Bible and where we can find it.



Connect your kids to the lesson this week:
IN THE CAR:
Ask your child what they learned about this week on the drive home:
God says the Bible is like a sword. Just like a sword takes practice to use, we need to
practice using God’s Word. One of the ways we can do that is by knowing what God
has included in the Bible and where we can find it. Hebrews 4:12, Ephesians 6:17

HANGING OUT:
Make this week’s lesson real:
How many books of the Bible do you know? Let your kids quiz you, and see how many
books you can name from memory.

AT DINNER:
Here are some great discussion starters:
- How many books are in the whole Bible?
- How many books are in the Old Testament and New Testament?
- Why is it important to memorize the books of the Bible?

AT BEDTIME:
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse:
“God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is
useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is
useful for training us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIrV)

PARENT TIME:
What you need to know:
This series will help your kids to memorize all 66 books of the Bible. Make a commitment
to help them not only practice their memory verse, but reciting the books of the
Bible. Let them teach you the books and the hand motions that go with them so you can all benefit from knowing God’s Word a little better.

NEWS
InsideOut starts up this week at the regular time, 6:15 pm.  We'll be starting our unit on the Books of the Bible.
From Parent Cue:

PRACTICING FAITH SKILLS WITH YOUR CHILD

By Holly Crawshaw


If you’re a parent who is growing in your faith, chances are you want the same thing for your child. But feeling responsible for the spiritual development of your kid may seem overwhelming. But the good news is we’re here to help.
We’re kicking the year off teaching kids four faith skills that will help them develop a faith of their own. (These skills work for parents, too!) It takes practice and persistence to develop a skill, so we want to encourage you to practice these faith skills together as a family throughout the week. Here’s how . . .

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Elementary Parent Cue Dec. 31 - Jan. 6

WEEK FIVE:
MATTHEW 2:1-12
Wise Men visit Jesus
SAY THIS:
Give like you're
giving to God.
DO THIS:

MEAL TIME


What is something your family could do to raise money to help someone in need, or a worthwhile organization? Brainstorm over dinner who you think needs help, how you can get others involved and what resources you already have that could help. If your family takes on this challenge, share what you do with others and on social media to inspire some more generosity, and tag @parentcue if you do!
REMEMBER THIS:
"Command the rich to do what is good. Tell them to be rich in doing good things.
They must give freely. They must be willing to share."
1 Timothy 6:18, NIrV
LIFE APP:  
GENEROSITY – Making someone's day by giving something away
NEWS
InsideOut starts back up on January 10.
From Parent Cue:

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME EVERY WEEK

By Parent Cue

Time. It’s moving fast. It’s limited. We will never have more of it than we already have. So the issue is not how do we get more, but how do we become more intentional about what we have?

How about taking a look at your family rhythm? Every family has one. Rhythm is how we arrange our time. As we go from day to day, we establish and shape a rhythm that in turn shapes our kids.

Rhythm establishes value. Things that become part of the daily rhythm are the things our families will come to believe are most important. Rhythm silently but significantly communicates value . . .


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Elementary Parent Cue Dec. 24-30

WEEK FOUR:
LUKE 2:1-18
Jesus is Born
SAY THIS:
God gave us Jesus.
 
Key Question: What does Christmas mean to you? The Christmas story is one of the most familiar stories in the Bible—even if you didn’t grow up in church. At some point, kids need to decide for themselves if they believe it’s true, if Christmas is more than the presents and time with family. We pray this will be the Christmas many kids will see Jesus in a new way and decide to put their faith in Him.
It’s Christmas! We head to the familiar story in Luke 2:1-18. While people expected a new king born in a palace, God had other plans in mind. Jesus was born in a place where they kept the animals. No royal robes, not much public fanfare, just Mary and Joseph cuddling Jesus for the first time. God announced His gift to shepherds helping us realize that Jesus was a gift for everyone.
Bottom Line: God gave us Jesus. Kids will get the chance to celebrate Jesus, God’s most generous gift. They’ll discover why God sent Jesus for us, as well as, what that means for how they show generosity to the people in their life.  

DO THIS:

BED TIME


Read Luke 2:1-18. God sent Jesus for each one of us as the most incredible gift ever. He lived on earth, among us, as a human and experienced all the tough stuff we do. Then, He gave His life to pay the price for the wrong things we’ve done. Because of that, we can live forever with God. Pray for each other. Ask God to help you see His amazing gift for you in Jesus every single day.
REMEMBER THIS:
"Command the rich to do what is good. Tell them to be rich in doing good things.
They must give freely. They must be willing to share."
1 Timothy 6:18, NIrV
LIFE APP:  
GENEROSITY – Making someone's day by giving something away


From Parent Cue:
AN IMPERFECT CHRISTMAS
By Carey Nieuwhof


It's no secret that Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year. And the tension is that by Christmas Eve, all the 'how to avoid stress' tips from the I've-got-everything-together-why-don't-you people seem to do a little too late:
  • Start your shopping early. (Too late)
  • Eat in moderation. (You’ve already pigged out)
  • Spend less. (You tried. Really tried.)
  • Don't say 'yes' to every family gathering. (But how could you say 'no'?)
I could go on, but it wouldn't be helpful. The truth is there is always some stress associated with the holidays. Which is incredibly good news. Especially given that it's Christmas. The stress you're feeling (or the grief, or the emptiness) is exactly why Christmas arrived in the first place. Jesus arrived on the planet not because we had it all together, but because we didn't . . .

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